Wettest August on record

With 11 days left in the month this is already the wettest August on record. We passed 200mm for the month last night. The weather pattern is different to any other August I’ve experienced down here (although that’s only 4 so far). It’s like crazy spring weather with its wild winds, torrential downpours, electrical storms…. Only the temperatures are definitely wintery.

So we’ve not been able to do much in the orchard between down pours. Mainly we’re just keeping drains clear so flood waters can recede as quickly as possible. The farm work is starting to back up – more pruning and weeding to do, a shed to erect up near the horses. They look pretty happy up there on the high ground looking over the Tamar.

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